Electronics Flea Market

Electronics Flea Market

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The Electronics Flea Market tentatively resumes on March 10, 2024.
The planned location (directions)
is parking lot 3 at West Valley College in Saratoga:

West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Ave
Saratoga, California 95070

The hours are from 6:00AM until 12:00 Noon.
Please observe a quiet time before 8:00AM.

Please consider COVID-19 safety measures.

[Check this page for updates before attending these events
in case of scheduling changes.]

For updates, please visit:

https://www.electronicsfleamarket.com/ (shortcut asvaro.org/efm)

ASVARO on Facebook (shortcut asvaro.org/fb)

EFM 2024 Tentative Schedule

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The Electronics
Flea Market
“swap meet” is being held
on the second Sunday (6:00am – 12:00pm) of each month,
March through September (schedule)
(flyer [PDF]).
The flea market is organized by
ASVARO
for the benefit of non-profit amateur radio organizations
in the Silicon Valley.

Buyers enter the market for free,
but parking on campus is $3
for the day.
There are dispensers
(WVC parking page)
in all lots that accept cash, coins, and credit cards.
Be sure to only park in properly marked parking spaces,
observing “no parking” zones, handicapped parking spaces,
and keep clear of walkways and traffic lanes.
Use of handicapped spaces require the proper permit.
Watch out for pedestrians.

The organizations that participate in the flea markets are active
in amateur radio education, emergency communications,
and civic support activities.
If you would like to receive a reminder of each month’s
flea market and other news about the market,
sign up on our email list.

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The Electronics Flea Market is held
on the second Sunday of the month and focuses
on electronics and amateur radio gear.
Sellers pay upon entry on a first-come first-serve basis.
More details are below.

Flea markets are held rain or shine.
Rain during the flea market season is typically intermittent
and we still receive significant attendance.

Hours

The market opens around 6:00am and closes at 12:00 Noon.
Sellers should pack up and leave the property by 1:00PM.

Seller Information

With our larger market space, regular seller spots
are 2-spaces, and jumbo seller spots are 3-spaces.
See our Seller page complete
seller information.

$40
This is a regular (2-space) seller spot
(two consecutive, adjacent parking spaces).
You may park your vehicle in the space,
but it must fit completely within the space.
$60
This is a jumbo (3-space) seller spot
(three consecutive, adjacent parking spaces).
There are a limited number of these spaces.
You may park your vehicle in this space,
but it must fit completely within the space.

You may lease multiples of regular (2-space) ($40)
seller spots if you need more room.

Sellers must register
with form CDTFA-410-D
upon entry to the flea market
as required by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.

Rules

  1. The market closes at 12:00 Noon and all sellers
    must clear the property by 1:00 pm.
  2. Quiet Time shall be observed until 8:00AM
    to protect the peace of the nearby residents.
    Please avoid driving down Allendale Avenue during this time.
    See FAQ (quiet time) for more details.
  3. Sellers at the Electronics Flea Market
    must be registered before entering the flea market.
    See Seller information for details.
  4. Ordinary Trash and Recyclables
    must be disposed of in the proper bins on site.
    Please, put ordinary trash in the trash cans.
    Place plastic bottles and metal cans into the recycle cans.
    All other waste including eWaste, hazardous waste,
    and cardboard must be removed from the property.

    Don’t leave anything behind when you leave.
    Take your electronic recyclables to a
    recycling center.

  5. No Cardboard may be left at the flea market site.
    Take all your cardboard with you and recycle it.
  6. No Toxic Waste may be left at the flea market
    or in the trash.
    This includes: Batteries, Fluorescent lights, Electronics,
    Computer or Television Monitors,
    or electronics components.
    See our recycling page for information on what
    to do with recycling and disposing of toxic waste.
  7. Dogs on Leash Only.
    All dogs to be on a leash.
    Each owner is responsible their animal, maintaining control
    and cleaning up after it.
  8. Firearms are NOT allowed at the flea market.
  9. Alcohol, Illegal drugs, and Smoking
    are NOT allowed at the flea market.
  10. No unauthorized food/beverage sales.
    No food sales allowed at the flea market except for
    the sponsor’s concession stand.
  11. No adult material – the market is frequented by teens and families.
  12. All participants are expected to comply with all applicable laws,
    including the collection and payment of taxes.
  13. ASVARO retains the right to revise it rules for the market
    from time to time without specific notice.
    ASVARO and its agents retain the right to refuse entry to, or expel,
    anyone who does not abide by the rules or otherwise causes disorder
    for the market.

Trash, Toxics, and Recycling

California law prohibits dumping of electronics and batteries
into the trash. Flea market sellers are expected to leave
their areas clean when they depart.
Take your unwanted electronics to a
recycling
center for proper disposal.

Please properly dispose of trash and recyclable items.
There are trash cans on the property for ordinary trash.
California law prohibits the dumping of electronics including
computer monitors and television sets into the trash
(they contain large quantities of toxic lead).
Violators will be ejected from the market and banned
from future flea markets. You can find out more
about recycling on our Recycle page.

Consider taking your electronic recyclables
to a recycling center.

Directions to the Electronics Flea Market

Purpose

ASVARO is a California non-profit public benefit educational
corporation (501(c)(3)). The Electronics Flea Market is operated
for the benefit of non-profit organizations in the Silicon Valley.
All net proceeds from the market are used by these organizations
to carry out their non-profit activities.

Talk-in:

  • N6NFI 145.23- (100Hz PL)

History

This swap meet has been a staple of Silicon Valley
Amateur Radio since the 1970’s.

1974-2003
Held at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills.
2004-2005
Held in north Sunnyvale near where the “blue cube”
(Onizuka AFB) used to be located.
2006-2018
Held at De Anza College in Cupertino for 12 years.
2018-2019
Held at Fry’s Electronics in Sunnyvale.
2020-2021
Canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
2022
The markets reopened on April 9, 2022 Sunnyvale Public Library.
The remainder of the 2022 season was canceled.
2023
The Electronics Flea Market opens on Sunday, April 16
at West Valley College in Saratoga, CA.

Thanks to Rick, WB5VUL for his many years of supporting
the Electronics Flea Market and this web site!

The Electronic Flea Markets are managed by
ASVARO.
Questions or problems regarding this web site should be
directed to webmaster AT asvaro.org.
Copyright © 1997-2023 All rights reserved.
Last modified:

Tuesday September 12, 2023

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